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Winter wellbeing for seniors

The freezing temperatures of a Canadian winter can certainly be challenging. Keeping seniors safe and healthy, especially those already suffering from chronic medical conditions or living in poorly insulated homes, can be a worry. So, it’s time to take a few simple precautions to transform the Big Chill into a winter wonderland to enjoy. Get prepared Getting prepared before winter …

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New Year Resolutions

When it comes to New Year resolutions, vowing to exercise more, lose weight or “just get healthier” are repeatedly top of the list. But according to an Ipsos poll, 73% of Canadians who set New Year’s resolutions will eventually end up breaking them. As seniors, resolutions which keep our minds and bodies active, whilst motivating us to get out and …

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Christmas 2018: the perfect gift for seniors

Finding the perfect Christmas gift is often tricky. When it comes to choosing for a senior friend or family member, we often need to conjure all our powers of imagination! What do you buy for the person with a lifetime’s accumulation of possessions? Time to start thinking outside of the box. Sometimes just spending quality time together and raising a …

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Fire safety first for seniors

It’s no surprise that seniors face more safety risks than the younger generation. Physical and mental decline can make it much harder for seniors to identify and respond to danger, especially fire. For those choosing to live on in their own homes, the safety risks increase as mobility decreases. The good news is that by helping our loved ones understand …

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Senior diet and nutrition: not just cheese on toast

Are you: Concerned that a senior family member seems to have lost their interest in cooking? Constantly freeing their fridge from items that are way past their best? Worried that your senior parents or relatives are not eating enough – or eating a poor diet? It’s common for metabolism and appetite to change as we age, but it is also …

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Senior health news roundup

This week we’ve been taking a look at what senior health issues have been making the headlines around the globe. Here’s our selection of the senior health stories that caught our eye. Doggy power! According to a new study in the US, seniors who regularly walk dogs have better health and get more exercise. Researchers at Miami University, Ohio and …

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Out and about with The Manor Village

At The Manor Village we believe in not just adding years to your life but life to your years. So, our outstanding Activity and Lifestyle teams organize a monthly calendar of outings and activities that are social, stimulating and enjoyable for all our Residents. From leisure drives to shopping trips, lunch excursions to theatre evenings, movies nights and craft sessions, …

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Never too old to learn something new

It’s long been recognized that keeping fit improves both our physical and mental health. But how many of us spend as much time exercising our minds as our bodies? Research continues to show that learning something new in older age is fulfilling, and can be life-changing.   Reaping the benefits Recent studies show that learning a new skill in later …